Thinking of selling your home in Manhattan? The market's pretty competitive here, so if you want to sell your home for top dollar, you've really got to impress those buyers! You'd be surprised how far a little staging can go to make a big difference on your home. Here are some of our best tips for making your home look its best!
Still have questions about staging or selling a home in Manhattan or ready to get started? Contact us at any time!
Start on the Outside
Create curb appeal
The goal is to impress buyers from the very moment they first see your home. So... how does your home look from the curb? Pay attention to details like siding, roofing, windows, and outdoor spaces. (Admittedly, some of this might be beyond your control if you own a condo.)
Improve the landscaping
Okay, in Manhattan we don't have a whole lot of landscaping to worry about, but you might have some overhanging branches that need trimming, and you can always add a potted plant to bring in some fresh greenery or bright pops of color.
Welcome buyers inside
Your entryway is important! Whether you have a detached house, a row house, or a modern condo, there's plenty you can do to make your entry welcoming—furniture on the porch, a potted plant, a welcome mat or seasonal wreath...
Clean & Repair
Fix & repair
If you know of any lingering maintenance issues or repair projects you've been putting off, now's the time to stop procrastinating! Don't let known problems cost you a sale; make those fixes now.
Clear out some clutter
Even a little bit of clutter can make a space seem smaller, so it's well worth the time and effort to start clearing out some of your less necessary stuff. Plus, it's less you'll have to move later on!
No buyer wants to walk around in, much less buy, a dirty home, so break out the bleach and start scrubbing. Don't love cleaning? Hire a professional—it's definitely an expense worth paying.
Do a Little Decoration
Before you can decorate, you've first got to un-decorate by removing all your personalizations (like family photos or knickknacks). Depersonalizing your space will make it much easier for buyers to visualize their belongings—their life—in your home.
Let in some light
Who doesn't love a beautiful sun-filled room? If you've got sunny spaces, let them shine (literally)! Open windows, throw back the drapes, anad show off your views. For those spaces that don't have much natural lighting, you might want to consider adding more soft artificial lighting to brighten up darker rooms.
Add some seasonal decor
Though you never want your decor to be excessive or overbearing, it can be nice to usher in a little seasonal charm—some spring flowers, a holiday wreath, warm fall colors... Just be sure not to overdo it, decorate over existing decor, or make your decor too personal or holiday-specific.
Selling Your Manhattan Home?
Selling a home in Manhattan? Let us help! We at BRP Associates know the Manhattan area—and its very unique real estate market—like no others! Our in-depth knowledge and extensive experience can ensure you get the price you want in the time frame you need!